Xiamen International Marathon
Held in January in the south of China, the Xiamen International Marathon has become as renowned as the Beijing Marathon which is held during autumn in the north. Xiamen’s wide roads, flat and smooth terrain and wide green belts on each side of the roads make it more convenient for spectators to enjoy the race and interact with the athletes.
Because the marathon’s course is mostly located on the coastal Huandao Road with picturesque views of the sea and eight of Xiamen’s Top 20 famous scenic spots, it is regarded as one of the most beautiful marathon courses in the world.
Cross-strait Travel Fair
A major travel and tourism fair held from September 6 to 11 each year, it is co-sponsored by several tourism government agencies in Xiamen and Fujian.
It receives guests from more than 100 countries and regions in the world, including Europe, United States, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau.
The Fair is the biggest cross-strait tourism event in the world and includes forums on tourism zone planning, project investment promotion, tourism product promotion, as well as a dance performance, golf match, and a one-day tour of Jinmen.